Bay Area Drought Watch

Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 at 08:40 PM PDT

CA Water-Saving Mandate Shrinks Cuts for Some Cities

CA Water-Saving Mandate Shrinks Cuts for Some Cities

Water use must plummet in each California community under Gov. Jerry Brown's sweeping plan to get through a relentless drought, but regulators on Saturday offered some cities relief from drastic cuts.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 06:19 PM PDT

SJFD Speeds Up Training for Fire Season

SJFD Speeds Up Training for Fire Season

The San Jose Fire Department is getting an early jump on the upcoming fire season.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 07:05 PM PDT

Cities Push Back on Governor's Water Cutbacks

Cities Push Back on Governor's Water Cutbacks

California cities are pushing back against Gov. Jerry Brown's order for mandatory water use reductions, but it's not likely that regulators will retreat with the state in its fourth year of drought.

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 at 07:14 AM PDT

QUIZ: What Do You Know About Drought Cutbacks?

QUIZ: What Do You Know About Drought Cutbacks?

The drought that's plaguing the Golden State is into its fourth year. Test your knowledge of the river-shriveling dry spell.

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 08:15 PM PDT

California Set to Crack Down on Water Use

California Set to Crack Down on Water Use

California's 400 water districts on Friday will get new conservation rules from the state. Larry Gerston reports.

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 at 07:02 PM PDT

Drought Likely Cause of Death for 250 Native Elk At Point Reyes National Seashore

Drought Likely Cause of Death for 250 Native Elk At Point Reyes National Seashore

More than 250 tule elk died inside a fenced area at a Northern California seashore during a two-year period, and a lack of water is possibly the cause.

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In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.
 

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